That's what his ex-wife alleges.
Mary Lee Harvey, who divorced Steve in 2007 after a 10-year marriage, says she noticed bruises and puncture marks about their son's body in mid-October.
She took the boy, 11-year-old Wynton, who lives with Steve in Atlanta, to Plano Medical Center in Texas to be examined and it was determined that the injury was consistent with the markings of a belt buckle or paddle. The medical center called the police and a police report was made.
Mary also alleges that she has not seen Wynton since that day in October, even though it was court ordered for her to see him at least two weekends per month.
If this is true, expect charges to be filed or more money to be doled out.
It should also be noted that Mary alleged that Steve physically and emotionally abused her during their marriage; he reportedly paid her more than $10 million to drop that suit and let that case go away.